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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. leisurewear

    leisurewear Well-Known Member

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    were you planning on using for self or flipping? if the former, make sure you're ok with how the shoulders look since they tend to by bulky and if the latter the older models don't hold too much demand (but will probably still sell for more than you paid). the gold knight logo buttons help but i would take a look at comparable closed ebay listings before setting any expectations.

    even for newer burberry labels, the tailored pieces are mostly made by hickey freeman and don't do too well. I saw one made in italy the other day by Belvest which would definitely be a kop if in good condition. from my experience the stuff you're looking for with burberry are the accessories (especially with the nova check), clothing with the nova check and/or knight logo and coats/jackets. the other stuff still moves but the margins aren't what they need to be for me to want to play. on the other hand, i sold a blue nova check tie with multiple spots and a bad crease in the lining for $60
     
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  2. timber09

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    I very much appreciate all of the information - fantastic!

    Admittedly, when it was pulled off the rack it was done so in haste with very little thought about anything other than "Burberry!?!". I looked it over a bit thereafter while walking around the store and figured that $6 was worth the education I would get by purchasing it - at this point I am already money ahead.

    It seems to fit fairly well at this point and my first thought was to keep it if I could find a decent button match. I'll have it cleaned and repaired - try it on again and go from there I suppose. Most likely I will keep it and wear, even if it's not 100% perfect, at my wife's family gatherings, they won't know the difference one way or the other anyway.

    Thank you again for your assistance!
     
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  3. drlivingston

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    I know where you can pick up a pair of Zanella board shorts to wear with the blazer. [​IMG]
     
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  4. leisurewear

    leisurewear Well-Known Member

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    no problem, glad i could help. my only piece of advice learned from my own pitfalls is to be very discerning when putting money toward alterations of thrifted items. it adds up quickly even if it's just making small adjustments. i think i spent over $250 the first month i started thrifting for alterations on stuff (old brooks brothers, lauren ralph lauren, etc.) i was positive i was going to consistently wear that now will probably end up getting donated back or sold on ebay for $10-$15 a piece.
     
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  5. timber09

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    May have a tough time coming up with a watch combo there - but sounds pretty sharp!
     
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  6. timber09

    timber09 Well-Known Member

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    Sound advice.

    So far I have been trying to adhere to the "one in, one out" rule for my own personal wardrobe but that has proven a bit difficult as well. Thankfully, my wife is an anti-hoarder and will keep major accumulation at bay.
     
  7. leisurewear

    leisurewear Well-Known Member

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    mine is the same and could barely tolerate my new hobby. then i used my thrift funds to buy her a new burberry puffer (discounted NWT on eBay of course) and she's very supportive now.
     
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  8. Chotii

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    I'd like to remind that I can re-knit small holes in many sweaters, especially if they're medium to heavy yarn (winter weight, Aran, etc). I've even begun experimenting with reweaving small holes in wovens (heavier yarns only). It's better than using a needle and thread, anyway.

    Had the best auction day in AGES - I think 23 or 24 items sold; close to $800. Grateful for that, too - had to have an MRI on my foot, and my insurance coverage doesn't cover very much.


    A few recent finds/acquisitions:

    Bonnie Cashin designed coat (she's better known, I think for designing Coach purses in the early days of the brand). See the brass turnlocks - they're iconic on Coach purses, but were inspired by similar turnlocks that held the convertible roof on her car. I believe this is from the 50s or 60s. Its needs a trip to the dry cleaner. I also had to reweave a hole in the back.

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    Double D Ranchwear suede jacket (do not EVER pass this brand up)

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    Vintage LL Bean shirt-jac

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    Gorgeous Aran cardigan, courtesy SpooPoker

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    And I know you guys are going to hate this, but I liked the wild variety of very handsome wool suitings used to make this jacket. It's for flipping, and they do okay, so it's okay with me if you hate it. :D

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  9. mco543

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    Would anyone happen to know who in Italy makes dress shoes for the Giorgio Armani black label line? The retail price seems fairly absurd.
     
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  10. 1ofTheCoolKids

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    Words of wisdom.
     
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  13. turkey_sandwich

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    Sorry, wrong thread
     
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    I would like to contribute and share my worst thrift tailoring pit falls when I first started: tapered 346 trousers from like the 80's, I had a mediocre made in France YSL tweed jacket re-lined with vintage indigo fabric and even had the buttons replaced, I got the waist taken on a NWT saint laurie jacket that was a size too big...this could go on. The great news is I've become buddies with my local tailor, Neriman, and I'm happy to keep him in business.
     
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  15. futuremyth

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    hello from Calgary
     
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  16. Fueco

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    I was pondering having the legs shortened on a pair of Patagonia soft shell pants. Instead, I sold them and thrift funded a pair with the right inseam length from Black Diamond.

    I've never had something tailored after thrifting. I have had a few things dry cleaned, of course.
     
  17. drlivingston

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    I have thrifted brand new unhemmed pants that were later professionally hemmed (now, I just do that myself).
     
  18. Bahljs

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    My lady's family is doing a secret santa, like they do every year...only thing is, I thrift EVERYTHING. I'm having a seriously hard time thinking of what to put down. Anyone else in this boat?
     
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    How does one determine the model on a pair of 45rpm?
     
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    Nettleton traditionals longwings pebble grain with V cleat. They were between some Cole Hann loafers and michael kors boots that some over folks were looking at, I waited patiently and then SNATCHED like a cobra...my size to make it even better...[​IMG]
     
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